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       lc - Mono License Compiler


       lc -c filename -t targetassembly [-i reference...] [-v] [-o outputpath]


       lc tool is a  license  compiler  for  Mono.  It's  used  to  convert  a
       licenses.licx  file  to  a  resource  that  can  be  embedded  into  an

       When using commercial components for .NET they often require a  license
       resource at runtime to make sure the developer was licensed to use this
       control. The most common way of making sure the component was  properly
       licensed  is  by using license resources. At compile time the developer
       uses  the  lc   tool   to   convert   a   licenses.licx   file   to   a
       programname.exe.resources  file  and  embed  that as a managed resource
       during compilation.


       The following options are available:

       --complist=filename, -c filename
              This option is used to specify the input file, the licenses.licx
              file to create a license reesource for. This option is required.
              The license compiler will read each line in this file and try to
              load the types specified on that line.

       --target=assemblyname, -t targetassembly
              full  assembly name with file extension for the target assembly.
              The license compiler uses this  as  a  key  when  compiling  the
              licenses.  It  has  to  match  the assembly the resource will be
              embedded in. This option is required.

       --load=reference, -i reference
              Assembly reference to load before trying to compile  a  license.
              This  option  is  needed for assemblies where the references are
              not in the gac. Compilers should  pass  all  references  to  the
              license compiler.

       --verbose,, -v
              Gives more verbose output about the license compiling process.

       --help, -h
              Displays usage instructions.

       --output=path, -o path
              Target  path  file the licenses resource. By default the license
              compiler emits  the  resource  in  the  current  directory.  The
              filename  will  always  match  the  target  assembly  passed  to
              --target with .licenses added.

              Do not emit the "Mono License Compiler" logo   on  stdout  while


       The format for the license files (licenses.licx) is the following:
            # comment
            namespace.type, assemblyname
            namespace.type, full-assemblyname

       All  lines  starting with a # are ignored. the first form requires that
       the assembly was loaded through  the  --load,-i  option  but  does  not
       require the full assembly name, only the first part.

       The  second  form  requires  the  full  assembly name including locale,
       version and publickeytoken.


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